Tuesday, August 07, 2012

AT&T shared data plans arrive August 23



Last month AT&T announced shared family data plans shortly after Verizon announced their new shared packages. The plans are similar to Verizon’s offerings including a $15 per GB overage fee and network fees depending on device type. However, AT&T users can still keep their grandfathered unlimited accounts when doing a subsidy upgrade, while Verizon users must purchase devices off contract if they want to maintain an unlimited account (Grandfathered customers only).

Users pay $45 per smartphone (special discounts apply on large data pools), $30 per standard phone, $20 per laptop and $10 per tablet just to attach to the network. Customers then need to choose the data pool that includes 1, 4, 6, 10, 15 or 20 gigabytes at $40, $70, $90, $120, $160, and $200 respectively. According to AT&T’s blog post customers can expect to see the new plans available on August 23.